In our humble opinion, there’s nothing better to give loved ones for the holidays than beauty gift sets.
Thankfully, Soko Glam has created a collection of holiday gift sets that will work for every single person on your list. And some of our other favorite beauty brands created awesome sets that will be perfect for the special guy in your life, and anyone else who wants to feel and look great. Here’s our handy guide…
For your friend who keeps asking you how you get your skin so glowy…
The Soko Glam Essentials Gift Set ($49)
This box contains everything a K-beauty newbie needs to become just as hooked as you are to the magic of Korean skin care. They will marvel at the power of snail mucin featured in the popular Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin Toner and will be completely wowed by the idea that they can now easily spray on their serum, thanks to the Neogen H2 Dermadeca Serum Spray. Finally, help them achieve honey skin, by introducing them to the intense hydration the Missha Super Aqua Ultra Water-Full Clear Cream offers. They’ll be thanking you for their dewy skin in no time.
For your friend who wants to use skin care but everything makes her skin freak out…
The Tatcha Sensitive Skin The Start Ritual Soothing & Anti-Aging Set ($59)
It’s hard to have really sensitive skin in your 20s and 30s because you want to use popular anti-aging products but they oftentimes cause more hurt than good for your skin. Enter Tatcha and its superb sensitive skin starter set. Inside you’ll find all the hero products from the popular Japanese beauty-inspired brand but formulated to be nice and soothing for those with sensitive skin.
Let your friend try the cult favorite Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder and the essence, which includes superfoods to help other skin care products absorb faster. They’ll also receive trial-sized versions of the Camellia Cleansing Oil and a soothing version of the Triple Recovery Cream.
For your mom, sister, or really close friend who makes your life ten times easier…
The Illuminate Gift Set ($89)
Wondering what’s the best way to show your appreciation for that person in your life who is literally always there for you? Giving them the gift of luminous skin, of course! And this set was made for that special someone who deserves to be pampered for all they they do for you.
Start them on their self-pampering journey with the Best of K-beauty Award-winning Hanskin Hyaluron Skin Essence, which will infuse their skin with sodium hyaluronate, a version of hyaluronic acid that holds 1,000 times more moisture than water. Then, allow them to treat themselves to one of the most luxe sheet masks that exists, the Klavuu White Pearlisation Sheet Mask, which packs a huge anti-aging punch with pearl extract and adenosine.
Make their battle against crow’s feet and undereye bags much easier with one of the most powerful eye creams, the Missha Misa Geum Sul Vitalizing Eye Cream, and help them seal in all the ingredients they just used with a the nourishing Enature Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack.
For your friend who is always testing every product out there to try and get rid of their blackheads…
Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mousse Mask Set With Super Volcanic Cluster ($19)
Innisfree is a Korean beauty brand known for powerful products that don’t cost a huge chunk of money, and for under $20, you can give someone this amazing trio of blackhead-clearing products. Harnessing the power of volcanic clusters from Jeju Island, the mousse mask works to lightly exfoliate pores, the Pore Clearing Facial Foam deep cleans, and the Pore Clearing Toner sets skin to stay nice and clear for longer periods of time.
For your friend who is so obsessed with skin care, they probably already have all the face products you thought to get them…
The All-Over Radiance Value Set ($39)
The most perplexing question for a skin care junkie: What do you get a fellow addict who already has everything you can think of? The answer: products for their body! Because when your skin care-obsessed friend probably wants to spend their hard-earned money on new products for their complexion, they will be super appreciative that you went out of your way to take care of their body.
This trio of products offers a simple routine for super soft skin all through the winter. First, the Skinfood Honey & Sugar Jelly Body Scrub will slough off dead skin cells and reveal silky skin that smells like vanilla. Then, your friend can seal in that softness with the Klairs Supple Preparation All-Over Lotion, a non-sticky, deeply hydrating lotion that uses ceramides and jojoba seed oil to impart moisture. Finally, give them a hand lotion that will make them smile every time they pull it out of their bag. The gummy-bear shaped Skinfood Gummy Hand Cream is not only cute, but strong at fighting cracked skin. It uses shea butter to keep hands soft and smooth.
For your friend who ALWAYS pulls out her hand cream in almost every situation…
Nature Republic Hand & Nature Hand Cream Gift Set ($36)
Here’s a really fun gift to give: Choose six hand creams out of the 18 that Nature Republic offers that you think your friend or family member will love. Pick from a variety of scents—from cotton to jasmine—and antioxidants—from avocado to yuza—to create the most perfect collection of hand creams that will probably make your hand cream-obsessed friend squeal with delight when they unwrap this gift.
For your friend who loves taking selfies…with sheet masks.
The Sheet Mask Haul Gift Set ($29)
TBH, who doesn’t love taking selfies with sheet masks? Soko Glam created this set as an easy gift to give to basically anyone who loves taking care of their skin. From newbies to experienced K-beauty experts, this bag filled with 10 sheet masks is a super fun and awesome gift.
The best part about it is that they get a good amount of variety. From a handful of cotton sheet masks to knit masks and hydrogel masks, your friend will never get bored. They’ll even get to try out an eye mask and a super cute lip mask. Just wait for their selfie with the lip mask on…it will make it all worth it.
For the special man in your life who keeps not-so-secretly using your skin care products…
Missha for Men Sebum Breaker Set ($25.20)
While that man in your life could technically continue to use your products, save your own skin and grab him this highly affordable skin care for men set by classic K-beauty brand, Missha. It comes equipped with a cleansing foam that works to strip excess sebum from oily skin (a lot of men have oily/combination skin), a toner fortified with cedar leaf extract to balance skin, and an emulsion that’s light enough to not scare him away from using a moisturizer on a daily basis.
For your friend who loves a classic makeup look…
The Etude House Classic Make Up Gift Set ($16)
This cute makeup set was made for your friend or family member who loves a good red lip. They’ll find themselves using the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in Matte RD311 constantly, thanks to its creamy formula that makes it easily glides on and offers rich, long-lasting color. Added in the velvet bag (which comes with a super cute suitcase pin) is the popular Play 101 Stick Contour Duo—a dual-ended contour and highlight stick—and the Play 101 Pencil in #76 Bronze, which is a versatile gel pencil that does triple duty as an eyeliner, an eye shadow, and a highlighter.
For your friend who always follows the latest Instagram makeup trend…
3CE Mood Recipe Lip Color Mini Kit ($45.86)
3CE—a makeup brand conceived by the creators of cool girl Korean fashion brand Stylenanda—is one of the hottest beauty brands around right now. This awesome lipstick set was made for your friend who always rocks the latest fashion and makeup trends like a Rihanna clone. They’ll receive six nude mini lipsticks that are sure to become everyday staples.
For your friend who wears a new highlighter every day…
The Son & Park Shimmer Make Up Gift Set ($20)
The products in this velvet makeup bag (which comes with an adorable Korean BBQ pin) were created by two of Korea’s top makeup artists who know how to perfect the no-makeup makeup glowy skin look. The Son & Park Eyeliner Pencil in Black adds a nice subtle drama to an everyday look while the Lip Crayon in Amber Nude works to hydrate lips and leave a pretty muted color. But the real star of this bag is the Highlighter Cube. It’s an iridescent highlighter that comes with a doe-foot applicator that allows precise application. Whether they’re looking for a barely-there shine or an all-out festive holiday glow, this little highlighter cube will become their new go-to.